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Zoo Hours

Entry: 9 am to 4 pm
Grounds open until 5 pm
September 26: The zoo will close early at 1 pm
September 30: The zoo will close early at 1:30 pm.

Please note that due to potential avian influenza risk, some birds are temporarily off exhibit.


Parking is free and on-street throughout Land Park.



Plan Ahead and Save

Zoo Admission

Plan-ahead pricing gives you the opportunity to plan a zoo visit that matches your budget and schedule.

Ticket prices may change daily. The price you see today will not be lower at the admissions gate. Get the best price for your visit when you reserve your tickets early.


September 26: The zoo will close at 1 pm
September 30: The zoo will close at 1:30 pm.

Please note that due to potential avian influenza risk, some birds are temporarily off exhibit.


The Sacramento Zoo is committed to the health and safety of every animal in our care. As a part of our ongoing efforts to keep our animals safe, we carefully monitor and track the occurrence of disease outbreaks, like avian influenza (or the “bird flu”), that may be a safety concern for the zoo’s animals.

We are working with our veterinary partners from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to implement safety protocols for the birds under our care. Due to the potential avian influenza risk to birds, we are taking a variety of precautionary measures and have activated a comprehensive avian influenza disease prevention plan, which includes the placement of tarp covers or netting over some aviaries, and movement of most of our bird species to more protected areas of the zoo off exhibit. We know that our birds are a favorite of many zoo visitors. Thank you for your patience as we work to protect these amazing animals from the risk of infection.


Your contribution makes a difference to animals lives both here in the Sacramento region and around the globe. Through education, conservation, and research, we can work together to make the world a better place.

Whether you are donating time, talent, or a cash or in-kind gift, you make our work possible.

Support the Zoo Today


Become a member to visit all year for FREE! Members enjoy discounts in the gift store and concessions, exclusive event invitations, savings on visits to other zoos, and so much more.

Membership contributions help us provide outstanding care to the animals at the Sac Zoo and supports our conservation efforts here and around the globe.

Join today for a FULL YEAR of conservation, education, and fun!

Become a Member

Sacramento Zoo Map

Paper maps will not be distributed at this time – Please feel free to “snap a map” when you arrive at the zoo or download our online map.

Sacramento Zoo Map 2022

Sacramento Zoo Visiting Policies

  • Face coverings are recommended, but not required.
  • Please do not visit if you feel ill. Call 916-808-5888 for assistance with rescheduling your tickets.
  • Please maintain a six-foot distance between your group and others when visiting.
  • Please call the Member & Visitor Services Office at 916-808-5888 to purchase discounted tickets for individuals with disabilities.
  • Members are not required to reserve advance tickets online. If you would like to, refer to Member News & Resources for instructions.

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Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from the zoo:

balloons, pets, ball playing, bicycles, frisbees, kite flying, mini motorized vehicles, loud radios, roller blades, skateboards, tricycles, skates, alcohol, and glass containers.

Please do not feed, scream at, clap, annoy, pester, or tease the animals. The zoo is the animals’ home, please respect their space.